The Toronto resale market may be tight, but for the super-wealthy, there are still a number of opulent properties to choose from.
Here are the 10 most expensive homes in the city that money can buy right now.
10. 31 Knightswood Road, Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills — $14,800,000
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With the second hole of the Rosedale Golf Club within sight, even the views from 31 Knightswood Road scream money. Of course, there’s also an indoor garage — it’s more of a showroom, really (note the Ferrari emblem hanging on the wall), elegant millwork throughout — including in the regal library and billiards room — and an impressively landscaped waterfall pool.
9. 120 Inglewood Drive, Rosedale-Moore Park — $14,880,000
They don’t make them like this one anymore. A century-old mansion, 120 Inglewood still has its original oak floors, limestone ceiling medallions and stately columns out front. A 5,000-bottle wine cellar will also likely stand the test of time (that’s a lot of vino to accrue). The home also has more modern touches, though, such as an elevator to the third floor, where you’ll find a secluded guest suite, and central air conditioning, so not only the wine stays cool.
8. #5401 at 50 Yorkville Avenue, Annex — $14,900,000
While the City mulls a developer’s plans to turn the historic Park Hyatt Toronto in luxury rental apartments, those with an eye towards ownership can move into another famous Yorkville hotel, the Four Seasons Toronto. The glamourous sub-penthouse in the hotel-condo by developers Lifetime and Menkes affords residents a library with gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, wine cellar and of course, access to room service.
7. 14 The Bridle Path, Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills — $15,300,000
Photo: Barry Cohen Homes
This one was built for hosting upscale events, right down to what appears to be an actual red carpet in the home’s movie theatre (there’s also an indoor pool and ballroom, too). If the eight-figure price tag is out of your budget, don’t give up. The mansion has a basement apartment with separate entrance, so this address could pop up on the rental market, too.
6. 103 Poplar Plains Road, Casa Loma — $16,500,000
Feel like you’re in Versailles from the comfort of your own backyard as you take in the manicured parterre garden on the property. Of course, this seven-bedroom home’s interior is no less extravagant, with detailed wood panelling, multiple fireplaces, and built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves among the luxe treatments.
5. 46 Forest Hill Road, Forest Hill South — $17,000,000
Ensuites are standard here. Each of this Forest Hill abode’s bedrooms have one, and conveniences don’t end there: the driveway will virtually shovel itself thanks to a heated snowmelt system, and a smart ho16me automation system will handle other annoying tasks so residents can spend more time enjoying the pool and cabana, fully-equipped gym, and the wine room’s stock.
4. 16 Glen Edyth Place, Casa Loma — $17,500,000
Photo: Chestnut Park
Now known as the Daniels Residence, this iconic 1935 home went under extensive renovations that wrapped up in 2013 at the behest of developer David Daniels, principal at Daniels Capital Group. The upgraded home is a blend of modern and original Art Deco and is endowed with a number of eco-friendly features. The home has a rainwater collection system, solar panels, and its roofing has even been rigged to support a lush green roof.
3. 16 High Point Road, Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills — $18,800,000
Photo: Barry Cohen Homes
Looking only at the amenities, you might think this listing is for a high-rise condo project. The home at 16 High Point Road features a tennis court, indoor pool and spa, theatre room, gym, catering kitchen, and in-law suite, to name just some of the 33,650 square foot estate’s offerings. Perhaps best of all? No monthly maintenance fees.
2. 194 Roxborough Drive, Rosedale-Moore Park — $19,500,000
Not too long ago this was the priciest home for sale in Toronto. Now 194 Roxborough Drive, known as the Integral House, has fallen into the number two slot since our last roundup in March. The hyper-modern residence, which the late mathematician James Stewart hired on architects Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe to design, embodies two of the former owner’s passions: music and math. There’s a private concert space overlooking a ravine, and the shape of the house itself is a swooping geometric form.
1. 10 Highland Avenue, Rosedale-Moore Park — $27,500,000
Photo: Chestnut Park
A stroll through this 5,000-plus-square-foot brick home’s landscaped property could turn into quite a trek. Ten Highland Avenue has close to an acre of gardens, as well as a southern courtyard with a lily pond and fountain. It’s either a green thumb’s paradise, or worst nightmare (that’s a lot of gardening).